We start with some big news this week in that the 16 teams who will contest the Riot Games League of Legends World Championships across four venues in Europe this October have been finalised after the completion of the Regional finals and the final wild card competition in Chile.
The 16 teams that have confirmed their place in Paris at the Le Dock Pullman for the qualifying round, which will run from the 1st October through to the 11th October are as follows:
- China Qualifiers: LGD Gaming, EDward Gaming, Invictus Gaming
- Korea Qualifiers: SK Telecom T1, KOO Tigers, KT Rolster
- Europe Qualifiers: Fnatic, H2k-Gaming, Origen
- N. America Qualifiers: Counter Logic Gaming, Team SoloMid, Cloud9
- Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao Qualifiers: ahq e-Sports Club, Flash Wolves
- Wild Card Winners – Istanbul: Bangkok Titans
- Wild Card Winners – Chile: paiN Gaming
Unsurprisingly, the two teams with the best records in the competition during the qualifying phase, SK Telecom T1 (Korea) and Fnatic (Europe) have been announced as being the top two seeds in the competition with SK Telecom T1 earning the right as the number one seeded team.
After the qualifiers have been completed, the eight best teams will then head to London to the 12,500 capacity SSE Wembley Arena which will take place from the 15th to the 18th October. Following this, the four best teams will make the short hop across the North Sea to Brussels in Belgium for the Semi Finals, which will be held at the Brussels Expo on the 24th and 25th October.
The final two teams will then head to the final at the 17,000 capacity Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin to contest the final on Halloween the 31st October.
It promises to be the pinnacle of League of Legends gaming and there will no doubt be plenty of eSports betting available on this throughout October, however before then there are still some intriguing competitions taking place across the globe for this popular eSport, as well as several others.
UK-based eSports fans have the next week of fixtures coming up on the 12th September in the ESL UK Premiership with FM taking on TCA and Choke taking on Paria, also coming up this week is the LOL World Leisure Games in Qingdao China, where 14 teams will compete for over ¥320,000.
The action kicks off on Monday 7th September and progresses through until the winner is decided on Wednesday 9th September.
Being one of the most popular eSports games, with millions of players worldwide, League of Legends betting is always popular on the top eSports betting sites.
So tune in to the likes of Bet365 Sport, Pinnacle Sports, Betway, Unikrn, 10-Bet, William Hill, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power to get all the latest eSports betting on these League of Legends tournaments and more throughout the week.
StarCraft 2 Betting WCS Season 3 Premier League Group Stage 2
There’s plenty of great action coming up this week for Starcraft fans as the second group stage of the WCS Season 3 Premier League gets under way. The action kicks off on Tuesday 8th September in Group A with MarineLorD taking on elfi, followed by MaNa facing off against Zanster.
This is followed a few hours later by the first two games from Group B, where Snute take on Sen and GunGFuBanDa take on Petraeus.
That game will see the end of action on the first day, but on 9th September Group C kicks off proceedings with Polt taking on viOLet and Hydra facing off against Elazer. The first round of the Group stage is then completed when ForGG and iaguz face off and Jaedong take on Lilbow to start things off in Group D.
With the second and third round of matches in the group also scheduled for later on this week, there will be a host of top quality StarCraft 2 betting available across the top betting sites. Check out William Hill, Ladbrokes, Bet365 Sport, Betway and Paddy Power in particular for some top quality and easy to follow betting on StarCraft 2.
Counter Strike : Global Offensive – Gaming Paradise 2015 Kicks Off
In what is a busy week for eSports, another big event is taking place in Portoroz in the Czech Republic as eight of the best Counter Strike: Global Offensive teams convene to participate in The Gaming Resorts-sponsored Gaming Paradise 2015 tournament.
A total prize fund of $50,000 USD is available, with the victorious team taking home the largest share of $30,000, the runners up earning $15,000 and the third place team taking home $5,000 as consolation.
The tournament starts on the 6th September and runs through until Tuesday 8th September when the final will be contested.
Unlike many eSports, there is no league round in this competition. All eight teams have been drawn into the quarter finals, with the winners progressing to the semi finals, and the quarter final losers progressing into the losers round, still giving them a chance of reaching the final.
The four match ups for the quarter finals see Natus Vincere take on MiA, e-Frag.net EC take on Team Kinguin, mousesports facing off against Titan and lastly CSGO Saloon taking on Virtus.pro.
It promises to be three full days of high quality CS:GO action and if you want to get in a bit of betting on eSports, we recommend you check out Betway, Pinnacle Sports, Unikrn and Bet365 Sports for all the latest Counter Strike: GO betting throughout the week.
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